How to overcome an intimidating boss
Fergus lives with his his adult daughter (Jane), who drives him to work and back home.
She picks him up on her lunch break every day, but sometimes Fergus is too sick or tired to even be roused by Jane.
Your coworker sounds like she’s gone off the deep end with her crusade, but it’s true that it’s mildly rude to leave your stuff on the counter of a shared kitchen since other people might want to use the space for preparing food. I want my coworker to stop touching my neck I’m friendly with a lot of my coworkers, though I generally don’t see them outside of work other than at company-sponsored events.
I have one coworker who’s a married man in his late 40s/early 50s (I’m a 30-year-old woman, also married) who I have friendly, joke-y kind of relationship with, but it’s always been professional between us.
After this lady’s crusade began, she came into my office a couple times to ask me to dry and put the dishes away, which I did.
Kind of nitpicky, but not a big deal, or so I thought.
Of course “didn’t feel like going to work today, too lazy to call boss” is hugely different from “medical condition made it impossible for me to notify boss I couldn’t work.” Yet I still need to know where my staff are at their scheduled start time!
I’m not a touchy-feely kind of person, and I’ve never initiated physical contact with him.
I’m fine with coworkers touching me on the arm, shoulder, or even hand, but this just seems weird or too intimate. )It’s probably worth noting that I’m pretty sure, based on his overt friendliness and various comments he’s made, that he finds me attractive, although I don’t think any of his comments would get in him trouble with HR.